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From Robert Samuel Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Diversity Statement.
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:44:33 GMT
Count me in.

B.

On 28 Apr 2014, at 21:09, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:

> Yep. Happy to see what the drafts look like. If two docs make sense,
> two docs make sense.
> 
> On 28 April 2014 22:04, Joan Touzet <joant@atypical.net> wrote:
>> Nice. I personally would still like to see Diversity broken out in a separate document,
but the idea of a charter is very good and this covers a lot of ground.
>> 
>> This also dovetails very nicely with the mentorship ideas I have floated here and
on IRC in the past.
>> 
>> +1, let's do this!
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
>> To: dev@couchdb.apache.org
>> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 3:50:15 PM
>> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Diversity Statement.
>> 
>> I have two things I'd like to add.
>> 
>> 1. I'd like to widen this bit and turn it into a PMC charter.
>> Basically a document that sets out what the PMC values, our commitment
>> to diversity, and our pledge to the project. It's basically the same
>> idea, but with a flourishes.
>> 
>> The closest we have to this at the moment is here:
>> 
>> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb-admin.git;a=blob_plain;f=email/invite_pmc.txt;hb=HEAD
>> 
>> I'd like to improve on this.
>> 
>> 2. Technical ability is something I feel very strongly about. We've
>> made a huge blunder IMO in requiring past contributors to be highly
>> technical. I would like to introduce and officialise the same policy
>> as Apache Forrest.
>> 
>> cf. https://forrest.apache.org/committed.html
>> 
>> Summary: we recognise merit in four areas:
>> 
>> (Co)mmunity - one must interact with others, and share vision and knowledge
>> (P)roject - a clear vision and consensus are needed
>> (Do)cumentation - without it, the stuff remains only in the minds of the authors
>> (C)ode - discussion goes nowhere without code
>> 
>> I would like to think that we would elect someone who is blogging for
>> us, or doing marketing, or speaking a lot. These are all important
>> people, and their importance to the project should be recognised.
>> 
>> It's been about two years since I started pushing on this topic at the
>> PMC level and there have been big cultural changes. I am confident
>> that I could elect people with contributions in any of these areas.
>> But I want to make it official.
>> 
>> This is what we value. This is what we will recognise. Our promise to
>> the community.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Noah Slater
>> https://twitter.com/nslater
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Noah Slater
> https://twitter.com/nslater


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